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Exclusive: Fox's Broadchurch Adaptation Adds Jessica Lucas as Intrepid Reporter

Gracepoint Broadchurch Jessica LucasThe cast for Gracepoint, Fox’s 10-episode adaptation of the ITV crime drama Broadchurch, continues to grow.

Onetime Melrose Place resident Jessica Lucas is the latest addition, TVLine has learned exclusively, playing the role of reporter Renee Clemons.

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Formerly of the Bakersfield Mercury News and now a reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle, Renee thought the move to the big city would be a step up the career ladder — but things haven’t turned out that way. Previously she followed Detective Carver (played by Broadchurch’s David Tennant) on the Rosemont murders, and now she sniffs another big story with the death of a young boy named Danny Lasseter.

Lucas’ other TV credits include Cult, CSI, 90210 and the Canadian drama Edgemont.

Previously announced Gracepoint castings include Breaking Bad‘s Anna Gunn, as Carver’s partner Detective Ellie Miller; Michael Peña (Gangster Squad) as Danny’s father Mark; Kevin Zegers (Gossip Girl) as reporter Owen Burke; Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook) as mysterious RV park resident Susan Wright; and three-time Oscar nominee Nick Nolte, as wildlife observation program manager Jack Reinhold.

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Gracepoint is scheduled to begin filming in January on Vancouver Island in Victoria, for broadcast during the 2014-2015 season.